Man Convicted of Hammer Attack on Nancy Pelosi’s Husband

A jury on Thursday convicted the man who broke into former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home seeking to hold her hostage and attacked her husband with a hammer of federal charges. The jury found David DePape guilty of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. DePape admitted during trial testimony that he bludgeoned Pelosi with a hammer after San Francisco police officers showed up at the home. DePape’s attorneys argued that the federal charges did not fit because he targeted Nancy Pelosi due to her political activities and not because of her official duties in Congress.